Acadia University is one of Canada’s leading primarily undergraduate institutions. For over 175 years, Acadia has been providing students with a learning environment that ensures they have every opportunity to succeed in life. Our graduates emerge with the tools required to be global citizens and community leaders. Acadia’s faculty and staff are key to our institutional success and share a commitment to provide our students with a high quality post-secondary education.  Located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley, Wolfville offers residents an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic Provinces.

Staff Accompanist
School of Music

The Opportunity

Acadia School of Music seeks a Staff Accompanist. The position duties, assigned by the Director, include:

  • collaborate with School of Music students
  • accompany class-time activities and rehearsals during the day
  • accompany concerts, rehearsals, and performances during the evening
  • accompany ensembles and course work (as needed)
  • work collaboratively with all studio teachers and professors to support students’ growth

This is an 8-month sessional position which runs from September to April each academic year.

The Candidate

The School of Music offers a comprehensive music curriculum where students develop expertise in a chosen area of specialization while being encouraged to broaden their horizons within our many diverse course offerings.  We are seeking candidates who have a breadth of accompanying/collaborative piano experiences (including multiple genres, situations, and levels) to align with the School of Music’s mission.  Applicants must possess a graduate degree in accompanying/collaborative piano. Evidence of successful performance as accompanist and a strong sight-reading ability are required.  Experience dealing with young adults from culturally diverse backgrounds preferred; excellent communication and organizational skills also necessary.  Candidates must be willing to work a flexible 35 hour per week schedule which includes nights and weekends.

The Rewards

Acadia offers a comprehensive benefit package in addition to a starting salary based on the full-time gross per annum rate of $36,232 plus 6% vacation pay, to be prorated for the sessional term.

To Apply

Forward your resume & cover letter, quoting competition #17-10-CB in the subject line, via:

Post: Jennifer Veinot, Acadia University Box 17, Wolfville NS  B4P 2R6
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-585-1075

Consideration of applications will begin on 12 May 2017

For further information, please contact Jennifer Veinot at 902-585-1253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Acadia University is committed to employment equity in the workplace.  We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The University reserves the right not to fill this position.



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